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Discovery of Guiana With Related Documents

ISBN-10: 0312154372
ISBN-13: 9780312154370
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 9/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Sir Walter Ralegh's "The Discovery of Guiana" is a masterpiece of early travel literature that brings together important themes of Renaissance exploration, the European encounter with the New World, and the culture and politics of early modern Europe. Part travel journal, part geography primer, part political tract, Ralegh's account offers insight into a time of worldwide transformation. Benjamin Schmidt's insightful introduction places Ralegh's 1595 American adventure against a backdrop of sixteenth-century colonial rivalry and Elizabethan court intrigue. The volume includes additional documents from the Age of Exploration, including contemporary engravings that illustrate prevailing images of the New World and portraits of Ralegh that emphasize the importance of Renaissance self-fashioning. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.

Foreword
Preface
A Note about the Text
List of Illustrations
Introduction: Ralegh's Courteous Conquest
Prologue: A Plashy Place
Ralegh, or The Renaissance Man in Full
Discovery, or How to Get "New" Worlds in the Renaissance
Guiana, or Europe's El Dorado
Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana, or Text in Context
Epilogue: Ralegh's Legacy
Sir Walter Ralegh, The Discovery of Guiana
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Picturing Ralegh: Courtly Self-Fashioning, 1588-1735
Sir Walter Ralegh, Farewell to the Court, ca. 1588 and The Lie, ca.1592
Picturing Guiana: Marvels and Monsters, 1599
The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, ca. 1356
Bartolom�© de Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, 1552

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